The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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John Aikin
Longmans, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809
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Page 127 - IT is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself; it grates his own heart to say any thing of disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind ; neither my mind, nor my body, nor my fortune, allow me any materials for that vanity. It is sufficient for my own contentment, that they have preserved me from being scandalous or remarkable on the defective side.
Page 310 - Crosse he bore, The deare remembrance of his dying Lord, For whose sweete sake that glorious badge he wore, And dead, as living, ever him ador'd : Upon his shield the like was also scor'd, For soveraine hope which in his helpe he had.
Page 421 - Is this the bound of power divine To animate an insect frame ? Or shall not he who moulded thine, Wake at his will the vital flame ? " Go, mortal ! in thy reptile state, Enough to know to thee is given ; Go, and the joyful truth relate, Frail child of earth, high heir of heaven...
Page 335 - Observations on some of the most frequent and important Diseases of the Heart...
Page 336 - A Series of Discourses on the Principles of Religious Belief, as connected with Human Happiness and Improvement.
Page 257 - The ship's bottom, for this purpose, is smeared with a composition of hepatic aloes, turpentine, tallow, and white lead. In proof of the efficacy of this method, two planks of equal thickness, and cut from the same tree, were placed under water, one in its natural state, and the other smeared with the composition.
Page 144 - THE DIAL. THIS shadow on the Dial's face, That steals from day to day, With slow, unseen, unceasing pace, Moments, and months, and years away ; This shadow, which, in every clime, Since light and motion first began, Hath held its course sublime...
Page 64 - The London Medical Dictionary; including under distinct Heads every Branch of Medicine ; viz. Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology; the Practice of Physic and Surgery, Therapeutics, and Materia Medica ; with whatever relates to Medicine in Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and Natural History.
Page 421 - tis thine to live. Go ! sip the rose's fragrant dew ; The lily's honied cup explore ; From flower to flower the search renew ; And rifle all the woodbine's store. And let me trace thy vagrant flight ; Thy moments, too, of short repose ; And mark thee, then, with fresh delight, Thy golden pinions ope and close. But hark ! whilst thus I musing stand, Pours on the gale an airy note ; And, breathing from a viewless band...
Page 309 - So pure and innocent, as that same lambe, She was in life and every vertuous lore ; And by descent from Royall lynage came Of ancient Kinges and Queenes, that had of yore Their scepters stretcht from East to Westerne shore...

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